Evidence for an association between the Leu162Val polymorphism of the PPARα gene and decreased fasting serum triglyceride levels in glucose tolerant subjects

Eva Maria Damsgaard Nielsen, Lars Hansen, Søren M. Echwald, Thomas Drivsholm, Knut Borch-Johnsen, Claus T. Ekstrøm, Torben Hansen, Oluf Pedersen

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    The aim of the study was to investigate whether genetic variation in the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPARα) is associated with type 2 diabetes and altered lipid or carbohydrate metabolism in glucose tolerant subjects. Mutation analyses of PPARα were performed in 56 type 2 diabetic patients. Six variants were identified: IVS3 + 76T>C, IVS3-19C>T, IVS4 + 35C>T, Leu162Val, Arg178Gly and Ala268Val. In a case-control study comprising 738 type 2 diabetic patients and 524 glucose tolerant subjects, the three exon variants did not show any significant differences in allele frequencies between type 2 diabetic patients and control subjects. The functional Leu162Val polymorphism was further investigated in genotype-phenotype studies involving 340 young, healthy subjects and 502 middle-aged glucose tolerant subjects. The young, healthy subjects who were heterozygous for the Leu162Val variant had, on average, a 20% decrease in fasting serum triglyceride levels (P = 0.014). This finding was replicated in middle-aged subjects (P = 0.023). The Leu162Val polymorphism was not related to alterations in insulin sensitivity, insulin release or level of glycaemia. In conclusion, the Leu162Val polymorphism of PPARα is associated with a decreased level of fasting serum triglyceride in glucose tolerant white subjects.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Sider (fra-til)417-423
    Antal sider7
    TidsskriftPharmacogenetics
    Vol/bind13
    Udgave nummer7
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 1 jul. 2003

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